Friday, August 2, 2013

2013 Portuguese Historical Fiction Challenge - Update

And it's the beginning of the month once more and it's time to check the progress made by the participants of the 2013 Portuguese Historical Challenge. With 20 books reviewed so far I think we are doing really well!

List of books read and reviewed so far:
  1. Quando Lisboa Tremeu by Domingos Amaral - reviewed by Mady
  2. D. Dinis by Cristina Torrão - reviewed by Inês Montenegro
  3. Já Não se Escrevem Cartas de Amor by Mário Zambujal - reviewed  by Inês Montenegro
  4. Quando Lisboa Tremeu by Domingos Amaral - reviewed by Inês Montenegro
  5. Angola, o Horizonte Perdido by António Coimbra - reviewed by Inês Montenegro
  6. O Remorso de Baltasar Serapião by Valter Hugo Mãe - reviewed by Mady
  7. O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo by Jose Saramago - reviewed by Mady
  8. Além Tejo by Catarina Pereira Araujo - reviewed by Susana Patricia Rosa
  9. D. Maria I, a vida notável de uma rainha louca by Jenifer Roberts - reviewed by Inês Montenegro
  10. Exilados by Manuel Arouca - reviewed by Inês Montenegro
  11. Inês de Castro by Maria Pilar Queralt del Hierro - reviewed by Ana T.
  12. Além Tejo by Catarina Pereira Araújo - reviewed by Ana T.
  13. Os Filhos da Costa do Sol by Manuel Arouca - reviewed by Flor
  14. Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson - reviewed by Savvy Verse & Wit
  15. Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier -  reviewed by Savvy Verse & Wit
  16. D. Sebastião e o Vidente by Deana Barroqueiro - reviewed by Inês Montenegro
  17. No Coração do Império by Alexandra Vidal -  reviewed by Inês Montenegro
  18. Além Tejo by Catarina Pereira Araújo - reviewed by Mady
  19. Loanda by Isabel Valadão - reviewed by Mady
  20. D. Maria II, Tudo Por Um Reino by Isabel Stilwell - reviewed by Ana T.
I am happy to see Além Tejo appearing more than once as it was a book I enjoyed reading very much. And the same with A Small Death in Lisbon which I read last year. I continue to add books to my WL thanks to this challenge and that is always a good thing.

If you want to join the challenge  and/or add any reviews you can find the details here. Besides the reading suggestions that you can find following the link on the sidebar you can also check this Goodreads list on the same subject. Looking forward to see what other books will be joining these on my next update.

I've mentioned that I will giveaway a book of Portuguese historical fiction published in 2013 at the end of this challenge and I've been thinking that I should start to compile the list of possible prizes (which is also a list of future reads). Here's what I came up with so far:

Mercedes Balsemão - A Imperatriz que veio de Portugal
Diana de Cadaval - Mafalda de Saboia
Jorge Sousa Correia - O Mistério do Infante Santo
Mónica Cortesão Gonçalves - A Linha Ténue do Passado
Alice Lázaro - O Reinado do Amor
José Manuel Marques - O Reino

Fell free to suggest more titles! If the winner is a English reader only you may choose some other title.

Happy reading! Till next month!

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